Remembrance day 11.11.11


At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th Month Britain grinds to a halt to remember the soldiers whom lost there lives during the wars. it started ninety years ago to remember the lost in the first world war also known as the great war, the war that end all wars. In Flauders Fields, western Belgium, everything was almost wiped out the roads, trees, buildings and nature, except for one thing the poppy. Every year when the coming of warm weather, it brought hope, life, colour, and reassurance to those who were still fighting.

During the day a ceremony is held firstly the last post played on the bugle, then a two minute silence is observe. After the two minute silence,a poem written by Laurence Binyon (1869 – 1943) is read out. The fourth stanza the famous of them all:

“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.”

(Click here for the full poem)

So at 11th o clock, in the 11th month, on the 11th day, observe the two minute silence, and remember our love ones whom lost there lives in the wars as they are the true unsung hero’s.

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